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If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. We’re a financial services company.

Detailed stats: Social networks dominate Internet usage, Australia still #1

Ross Dawson

Facebook completely dominates the social networking and blogging space, with over 70 times the next most prominent social networking site.

Social networks and engineering serendipity in the workplace

Ross Dawson

and Google are doing in the space, the article continues: As Yahoo and Google see it, serendipity is largely a byproduct of social networks.

Reality check: intelligence agencies have been using social network analysis since the 1990s

Ross Dawson

Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. have been focused on networks since long before I wrote Living Networks in 2002.

How Do I Make Sense of Social Networking Tools

Luis Suarez

And SmartCloud for Social Business does that beautifully. still make use of some Apps from the darker side of the Social Web. Openness.

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Connecting Companies and Markets

Harold Jarche

Innovative ideas often come through loose social ties and diverse opinions. Connecting companies to markets in the network era.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

Today I gave the keynote on Social Media and the Future at Marcus Evans’ CIO Summit. In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. In this case, we need to tell a credible story on how Facebook loses its predominant position in social networks.

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Ross Dawson

Andy Pattinson kindly pointed me to the following video and form for ‘entities’ (companies, brands etc.) to apply for a Google+ profile.

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

Supporting the creation of social networks can increase knowledge-sharing which can lead to more innovation, especially in networks built on trust.

Should companies drive their traffic to Facebook?

Dion Hinchcliffe

Social networks like Facebook seemingly have a vast, ready-made audience for businesses to do just about whatever they need. explore the issues and strategies for making the most of external social networks

Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement

Luis Suarez

It’s a one way lane that has been imposed over us by the business world as perhaps the Holy Grail   of social networking. Money.

Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative

John Hagel

  Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network.  We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them. The debate has begun.   Facts are not important. 

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Luis Suarez

In “ Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? ” he comes to talk about that number of companies out there who, still, in 2013!,

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? and were getting?—?a

Compulsory viewing: A CEO perspective on the business value of internal social networks

Ross Dawson

Undoubtedly a major factor in Deloitte Australia’s success in internal social networks is the unreserved support of its CEO.

Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

Yes, 29 years ago some folks over at Apple truly understood and fully embraced the Power of Social. One of them being Windows. Really? Almost.

MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Ross Dawson

Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing? Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0Enterprise 2.0

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The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Get Social.

Social Networking: The Benefits Outweigh the Constraints

Nigel Paine

If you sit in the average conference room with, say 40, executives from both the public and private sector and enthuse them about the power, speed and, indeed, empowerment of social networking, you have all the heads nodding in seconds. You change individuals who change other individuals, who change companies. Let me explain.

Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. What a refreshing change.

Why do you curate? The 3 intents of curation and how they create value

Ross Dawson

I was recently in Rome for 24 hours to run a workshop for the senior technology executives of a global Fortune 50 company.

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5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Once you have video sharing in place, what are some of the effective ways in which you can utilize it within your organization? 1) Social Learning.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Let’s start first with the companies. book ) is a great example of a social work-based collaboration application at its best.

Why microblogging has moved to the heart of enterprise social initiatives

Ross Dawson

Intriguingly, I am hearing that some companies are using Twitter as a free enterprise microblogging platform, using protected accounts.

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect


By 2020, the workplace will be highly personalized and social. Social networks will be the first point of contact between companies and their future employees and internal social networks will be the primary way that workers communicate, connect and collaborate. By Jeffrey Katzman.

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Twitter

Ross Dawson

Flipboard,,, Geneio and so on are seeking to filter Twitter and social media. Enterprise 2.0

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

You can easily scan all blog posts at the company, their level of engagement, etc. ( see pic ). Data Points to Date. Groups created – 361.

The continuing devaluation of LinkedIn connections

Ross Dawson

As one of the first 10,000 users, I early on saw the potential of a purely professional social network. Possibly, if you treat Facebook as a more open network, you might connect with someone you don’t know who is genuinely wanting to be friendly. Reputation Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration

Ross Dawson

They will bring intellectual property and energy to the event, to see how the exceptional network present can catalyse new cross-domain ideas and innovations. The post SWITCH festival shows the power and potential of cross-industry collaboration appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool. Firstly, it’s not. Thanks to technology, we can work anywhere.

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

Dan Pontefract

Without customers there really isn’t a company, so why not utilize the virtual world as a way to engage with your customers directly?

Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

To remedy that we must allow the sexual life of ideas to flourish, enabling connections and networks to form. Humanity. Crowds. Creativity.

You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties

Dan Pontefract

Mobilizing social networks beyond project team frontiers: The case of polar expeditions ; Lecoutre, Marc; Lièvre, Pascal. Cross, Rob.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Ross Dawson

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. One of the many topics discussed was the use of social media to track metrics and correlate these with organizational success metrics. Get going with social media. Enterprise 2.0

Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

A major challenge for organizations that are considering internal social media initiatives is that a business case including a financial justification is frequently required. and social media. Lower costs – company internal communication. Social capital. hope you find it useful! COSTS. Technology. Deployment.

Research: The acceleration of Australian banks’ use of social media

Ross Dawson

Social media, used well, provides an opportunity to build relationships in a world in which most financial services are executed online.

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

People continued to occasionally tag me so it appeared (at times) that my social feed was in fact active. facebook social networking narcissis

Should Employees Be Incented to Use Social Technologies?

Dan Pontefract

Which brings me to the question, “ Should employees be incented to use social technologies ?”. Yes – We Should Incent Employees. And You?

The inside is the outside: The Möbius strip and Klein bottle as metaphors for the future of organizations

Ross Dawson

Some companies have been very effective at using social media and other tools of connection to engage external communities including their customers.